This week at Council, there were several issues discussed, debated and decisions made. One item that generated a considerable amount of discussion was whether an all-way stop at Amberhill Way and John West Way should be put in place. Traffic issues on John West Way and how to address them – including the implementation of an all-way stop at Amberhill Way and John West Way – have been discussed for many years without any resolution. That is why I am happy to see that Council passed the approval of an All way stop at this location. This will create a safer environment on John West Way – especially as drivers go north through the bend.
There are many things to look at when it comes to traffic management on John West Way. And those issues will only intensify as we grow and more residential housing comes online. John West Way has a substantial volume of traffic, from many different sources – the Sr Centre, the Town Hall and the many homes (town homes, condos, semis) in the area. We also have all the High School students that walk along John West Way and many of them need to safely cross John West Way to get to the bus stop on the East side. There are many, complex variables that come into play when considering solutions to traffic issues. In this case, the simple fact remains that this all way stop was much needed for the safety of our residents and our community.
It will slow traffic, it will provide safe crossing for residents (seniors and students) and allow for vehicles coming and going from Amberhill Way and the Town Hall and Senior Centre easier access to John West Way during peak times.
The stop sign will be installed in the coming weeks. #GettingThingsDone